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1960s Lagoon That Never Was

Lagoon & The Fair, Part II: The Utah State Fair

By the mid-1960s, the Davis County Fair had not been held in its original location at Lagoon for roughly 20 years. The much larger Utah State Fair, with a history dating back to 1856, had been utilizing the same buildings for about 60 years. In August 1964, Lagoon manager Robert Freed sent a proposal to […]

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1950s People

5 Jul 1950: Bandits Crack Safe At Lagoon

Article published in Deseret News, 5 Jul 1950: FARMINGTON – Two armed men bound and gagged a nightwatchman, pried open a safe and escaped with 11 sacks of money early Wednesday at Lagoon resort, Davis County Sheriff LeGrande Hess reported. Sheriff Hess “guessed” the loss might run as high as $15,000. But Robert Freed, park […]